Forget Bournemouth, How about Samarkand: The Joys of Group Travel

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Written by Lindsay Bamfield (One of two winning entries in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) Travel for those of us who are older has never been so easy. We may not choose to back-pack overland to Kathmandu as we …

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The Atacama Desert in Chile – Like Nowhere Else on Earth

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Written by Leonie Crowden (One of two winning entries in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) A desert landscape conjures images of relentless dust, gritty sand, rugged rocks, prickly cacti and crawly critters. Not the usual destination to entice the more mature traveller …

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Travel for Seniors Writing Competition – Winners and Runners-up

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The Travel for Seniors Writing Competition closed on July 31st. Over 100 entries were received, most of which were of publishable standard. About 10% of the entries were fictional. Our thanks to everyone who entered. The high standard of entries meant that …

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National Trust in Devon and Somerset: Buckland Abbey, Killerton, Montacute House, Tintinhull

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The National Trust provided us with much to appreciate during our recent short break in Devon and Cornwall – from Sir Francis Drake at Buckland Abbey to Sir Richard Acland at Killerton, and from landscaped gardens and parkland at Montacute House to the small …

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Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 7 – Earthquakes and Vineyards in New Zealand

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Maybe the title is a bit overdramatic? We didn’t actually experience any earthquakes during our eight days in New Zealand, but our journey, and some of the places we visited, were very much shaped by earthquakes. After flying to Christchurch following our …

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A Fascinating Short Break in Liverpool – Despite the Weather!

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STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, reports on his experiences on short break in Liverpool. We had visited Liverpool briefly many years ago, but there was much we didn’t see and there has been a lot of development in the city …

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